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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good25%
  • Average23%
  • Poor32%
  • Terrible12%
Dec 27, 2015
Aug 4, 2013
“Beautiful old mansion”
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Free Wifi
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Business Center
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Cathay Hotel Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
10.1 miles to Penang Intl Airport
185 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

i always wanted to experience what friends having saying about you guys....you got old mansion...for sure old is gold....it got alot of awesomeness that everyone would wish to experience....you have maintained the stardards in the best way....many congrats in order cathay hotel

Date of stay: November 2015
4  Thank mary c
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We actually stayed in this hotel in 2010, 2012 and now again in 2013. We simply love this place. It has so much charm. The rooms are not very special but you can still feel the grandeur that this place must have had a long...More

Date of stay: August 2013
4  Thank Den78X
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Decided to do a photo tour of downtown penang the other day. So decided the most convenient lodging would be somewhere in town and I chose Cathay Hotel. Its an old bungalow converted into a 53 room basic hotel..really not sure what star rating I...More

Date of stay: March 2013
2  Thank Mauritiusman
Reviewed March 16, 2013

I stayed at this place for 2 nights during my last family trip in Dec 2012. I was brought here by my father who used to stayed here about 30 years ago.I was amazed with the hotel when i reached, love the nostalagia exterior &...More

Date of stay: December 2012
2  Thank aikawayen
Reviewed February 24, 2013

the building's architecture is grand and when you enter the atrium you'll meet two stairs facing eachother divided by the internal patio that are quite imposing,but everything there is faded and old,the rooms are quite large with wooden floor,we have slept in both kind, in...More

Date of stay: February 2013
3  Thank lipsiaseravezza
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Cathay Hotel Penang/George Town
Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
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Cathay Hotel Penang/George Town
Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
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"Go to cathay if you like old architecture and a quiet place with lots of charm."
Aug 4, 2013
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"the better rooms are in the front"
Feb 24, 2013
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"We stayed in first floor rooms at the rear of the hotel where there was very little noise from the food..."
Feb 7, 2013
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"Decide by toilet rather than room. Reception area is noisy."
Mar 1, 2012
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